Hello my friends! I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday with my friend Shirley. Carl, my fellow volunteer and newly elected President of the Friends of Multnomah Falls, was volunteering on the morning shift and he took these photos and shared them with me. The walk up to the falls is closed due to all the snow and ice on the walkway. The yellow police tape did not stop people, however. :-( Most of the ice has melted but there is still a lot there. In fact the parking lot was only half open, the other half was piled with snow.
What a winter we've had!
Talk about a treacherous walk.. these people have all climbed over the closure signs.
I wore my Women's March pink Pussyhat to LA Fitness to swim on Wednesday and as I was walking out, this lovely young woman said.. "I like your hat!" I said.. thank you, you're the first person who has said that! She said.. I marched in the Women's March in Washington DC! We were both walking out so we began to chat and we agreed on how we are amazed at what is going on in our government. I gave her my email address and she promised to send me some photos from the march. And she did!! Meet Natalie Fung! She was so inspired by the march and is galvanized to work towards protecting the rights of women AND men and children and everyone who will suffer at the moves being made now by our new president and his band of billionaire buddies.
I am also not going to sit silently by - I have donated to Planned Parenthood and to Elizabeth Warren and am going to contact my Senators and Congress-people and let them know I want them to stand up for our rights. Did you know that as many as 40,000 people could die per year if the Affordable Care Act is abolished which currently covers 32 million Americans? America should be moving towards health care for all instead of what is happening now at the hands of the new administration.
Republicans have quietly laid the foundation to GIVE AWAY American's birthright, 640 MILLION acres of public lands. Learn more HERE.
Want to see 9 Terrible Things "HE" and his buddies have done in just a week? Click HERE.
And if this doesn't tell you how worried people are.. I don't know what will. Thank you so much, Natalie!!
And now my public service announcements are over.. LOL.. Dayle surprised me with this bouquet of Valentine flowers!
And I got this sparkly cool decoration at Michael's the other day, isn't it neat?
I'm off to swim with Gracie. Have a wonderful weekend! Do you have any fun plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)